relationships, pt.2 (romantic relationships)

ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS SHARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE DISCUSSED IN EPISODE 51 WITH FRIENDSHIPS, BUT THERE ARE SOME NEW AND DIFFERENT CHALLENGES. ASHA AND KESHIIA SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH RELATIONSHIPS AND SOME TIPS FOR BUILDING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP.

IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER IT ALL, FROM DATING TO BREAKUPS, PLUS HOW TO SPOT RED FLAG BEHAVIOR THAT POINTS TO AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC, INCLUDING GROOMING AND GASLIGHTING.

in this episode:

[0:52] LISTEN TO PART 1 OF THIS EPISODE FOR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS/FRIENDSHIPS (MEET BRIDGET EPISODE 51)

[1:29] HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW OF TOPICS TO BE SHARED IN THIS EPISODE

[3:13] ASHA SHARES ABOUT HER CURRENT ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP

[4:36] KESHIIA SHARES ABOUT HER CURRENT ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP

[6:04] THE FIRST OF FIVE TIPS FOR STRONG ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS FROM KESHIIA AND ASHA’S EXPERIENCE: ASSUMING THE BEST ABOUT YOUR PARTNER

[14:30] TIP NUMBER TWO: LEARN YOUR LOVE LANGUAGES AND YOUR PARTNER’S LOVE LANGUAGES

[24:27] THE THIRD TIP: BE A GOOD LISTENER

[28:39] TIP FOUR: PRACTICE ASSERTIVE, CLEAR COMMUNICATION

[34:53] ASHA IS REMINDED OF HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE BY DALE CARNEGIE

[40:07] THE FIFTH AND FINAL TIP: MAKE TIME FOR INTIMACY OF ALL KINDS, FROM PHYSICAL TO EMOTIONAL

[44:24] DATING AND FINDING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BUILD A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH

[45:55] DATING AS A SELF-DISCOVERY PROCESS, NOT JUST AUDITIONING POTENTIAL FUTURE MARRIAGE PARTNERS

[49:33] WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RELATIONSHIPS DON’T SERVE US – AND RELATIONSHIP RED FLAGS

[52:52] RELATIONSHIPS ARE RECIPROCAL AND REQUIRE EMPATHY TO WORK

[54:49] UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS AND BEHAVIOR: GROOMING

[59:45] KESHIIA SHARES SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR, OR HOW TO RECOGNIZE INAPPROPRIATE POTENTIAL GROOMING BEHAVIOR

[1:03:53] UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS AND BEHAVIOR: GASLIGHTING

[1:08:30] BREAKUPS IN THESE SITUATIONS, SETTING BOUNDARIES AND BEING CLEAR

[1:11:53] BREAKUPS IN NON-ABUSIVE OR UNHEALTHY DYNAMICS, FROM BEING THE PERSON WHO INITIATES TO BEING THE PERSON WHO IS BROKEN UP WITH

[1:14:45] WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE IS BREAKING UP WITH YOU

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